BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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That is interesting Jim, I thought that the Classic Centre told me that they only had red indicator lens versions available.
So, what parts are plastic? Is the main body still diecast? Or is that plastic? Does it really matter if the main body is plastic - I mean, won't it look the same (chrome is chrome?). I would have thought that plastic may be better than die cast, as when die cast goes bad, it is very expensive to fix.
I went to a chrome shop last week and got told that it would be at least $230 each to redo the chrome if there was no pitting, and about $330 each to do it if there was pitting.
Then, the lenses are still secondhand. So $500 each for a new one doesn't seem so ridiculous (unfortunately!).
So I am trying to figure out if it is worth bothering with trying to fix up old ones. I am picking up the panels for my W111 coupe project this weekend, and that guy says he has some good used tail lights. So I will be checking those out.
Not looking forward to the 1700km drive though...
Drew in Oz